Musings

Jun 23, 2015

The State, Land, and Rights

From Beyond Liberty Alone, Chapter 7 If a thief steals property and resells it,...

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Jun 16, 2015

On Private Property Rights and Equality

Property is one of those concepts and institutions whose origins and justifi cation most...

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Jun 16, 2015

Beyond Liberty Alone – Overview

Over the last forty years, a deeply disturbing and pernicious understanding of liberty has...

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Jun 15, 2015

Why We Hold Equality Self-Evident?

When we realize that “rights” are not self-evident, but achieve their self-evidence within some...

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Jun 11, 2015

Why Rights Are Not Self-Evident

Americans have learned to frame their debates over political matters in terms of their...

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Jun 11, 2015

Aquinas on Private Property Rights

Summa Theologicæ ST 2a2æ, 66, 1 (or ST II-II, 66, 1)QUESTION 66 OF...

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Jun 8, 2015

Study Guide on Private Property Rights

I am going to publish here an interesting set  of quotes and study questions  ...

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Jun 8, 2015

Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Responsibility

In writing Beyond Liberty Alone, I was convinced that the exclusive focus on individual...

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Jun 5, 2015

Are Natural Rights Self-Evident?

There is a certain conviction in the American tradition, inherited from the modern philosophical...

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Jun 4, 2015

The Paradox of Liberty

As I began thinking and writing about the meaning of liberty, I realized how...

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